5 Most Physically Unimposing UFC Fighters

Hunter HomistekCorrespondent IFebruary 27, 2012

5 Most Physically Unimposing UFC Fighters

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    The UFC is rampant with testosterone-laden musclemen who appear to live, eat and sleep in the weight room.  

    Fighters like Phil Davis, Cheick Kongo and Georges St-Pierre look like they breast-fed on Muscle Milk, but there are some fighters who look better suited for a Sunday at the Golden Corral than a Saturday in the Octagon.  

    For these modern-day UFC fighters who definitely do not look the part, I dedicate the following slides. Eat up! 

Mark Hunt

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    Coming in at No. 5, Mark Hunt seems just like an average dude. That is, if your definition of "average dude" includes someone who likes to knock out professional fighters in his spare time.

    Standing 5'10" and weighing in at 265 pounds, Hunt won't be confused for a bodybuilder any time soon, and he shows that looks inside the Octagon can be very deceiving.  

Mauricio "Shogun" Rua

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    In a light heavyweight division stacked with athletic beasts, Shogun Rua certainly is not the most physically intimidating man.  

    Like Mark Hunt though, Shogun has devastating knockout power and proves that this brutal ability comes from technique and years of preparation; there's no machine in the weight room for that.  

Ben Rothwell

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    No tattoos, no crazy hair and the muscle tone of a 12-year-old boy makes Ben Rothwell seem more likely to be found at a neighborhood slow pitch softball game than the UFC Octagon. But the latter is just where Rothwell earns his paycheck.  

    With 31 career victories in 39 fights, Rothwell proves that mixed martial arts isn't a beauty pageant.  

Kenny Florian

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    Unless you are afraid of guys that look exactly like Ben Stiller, there isn't much to fear about Kenny Florian.

    The Boston fighter is thin, well dressed and well spoken, and, outside the Octagon, seems like anything but a fighter.

    Once the cage door closes, though, Florian is an absolute animal, and his razor-like elbows are legendary.

    He's exactly the type of guy you would never expect to be a fighter, but he is one of the finest lightweights the sport has ever seen.     

Roy Nelson

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    Let's just say it: Roy Nelson is fat. Despite losing weight for his most recent fights, Nelson still boasts the best belly in the UFC and is always entertaining to watch inside the Octagon.  

    On Season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter, Nelson poked fun at his own weight and was even heard telling UFC President Dana White he wanted a Whopper after a fight.

    And despite his blubber-ridden midsection, Nelson can deliver (and take) a hit like few other heavyweights in the game.  

    With impressive knockout victories over Brendan Schaub, Stefan Struve and Mirko Cro Cop, Nelson and his epic gut make a strong case for staying off the treadmill and staying in the KFC bucket.